Category Archives: World War II

In April Learn More about Health and Wellness in History

During curators talks in April learn more about the dangers of severe weather, injuries to animals, the affect of the prehistoric diet on teeth and war gardens. April 5 Blown Away: 40th Anniversary of the Xenia Tornado On April 4, … Continue reading

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Hatfields and McCoys Quilt Preserved at the Ohio Historical Society

Are you watching the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries? The television series starring Kevin Costner as William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield and Bill Paxton as Randolph “Old Ranel” McCoy is sparking renewed interest in this legendery story of a violent family … Continue reading

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In interviews from Ohio Historical Society collections, see and hear service members and those who were on the home front recall life during World War II. … Continue reading

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Remember December 7th!

Today is the 69th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Though it occurred thousands of miles away, the attack had an immediate impact on the people of Ohio and the nation. It … Continue reading

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Ohioans Were There

Ohioans have a long tradition of military service beginning with the Revolutionary War. Since World War II, American soldiers have served throughout the world – from the beaches of Normandy to the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Brad Lepper’s Latest Column and Other OHS News

Read more about arachaeology and natural history research and one of our latest manuscript acquisitions. Archaeology: Testing Remains Provides New Insights by Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology, for the Columbus Dispatch Crouching Naturalist, Hidden Dragonfly – Armed with Nets and … Continue reading

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The Pacific: General Beightler and the Buckeye Division

Recently the HBO Network aired the multi part series “The Pacific”, about World War II Marine combat in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  It has been compared to the series “Band of Brothers” about the US Airborne forces in Europe … Continue reading

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